CANNOT download .dmg files

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by mikeM247, Dec 17, 2008.

  1. mikeM247 macrumors member

    Oct 20, 2008
    Hi, would really appreciate your help. For some reason, I can-NOT download anything related to .dmg just by clicking on a "download here" or "click to download". The ensuing screen just freezes, with the progress bar at the bottom of the screen only going halfway, where it remains hung up. The only alternative is to right click on the download notice, and cick on "save link as"...and then get the .dmg file off of the desktop. The Apple people told me I'd need to bring my iMAC desktop into their stores, an expensive taxi ride for me, for them to solve this annoying problem. Any suggestions?

    PS: this happens whether i use Safari =or Firefox.
  2. pusman83 macrumors regular

    May 9, 2005
    Same thing happening to me, also with some .zip or .wmv files. Anyone have an idea what it might be?
  3. pusman83 macrumors regular

    May 9, 2005
    In Firefox: Go to Tools --> Extensions and remove SpeedDownload
    Remove the plugin as well.

    Then, do a Spotlight search for "Speeddownload" and delete the file you find.

    That worked for me.
  4. timestoby macrumors 6502

    Jun 10, 2007
    north devon,uk
    haha i had the same problem with speed download,i was like WTF so i uninstalled it and ran onyx,i got rid of it,but just now installed it again cause i need it for rapidshare,but this time when i download stuff like dmg it doesnt use speed download for them,thank god lol.although it wasnt a big deal.
  5. mikeM247 thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 20, 2008
    THANK YOU SOOOOOO MUCH!! I did =not= find SpeedDownload in the FF Extensions, absolutely not there, BUT, i did find the plugin, disabled it, and....VOILA!! END OF PROBLEM. Oh yes, and =then= i found the SpeedDownload file using the Spotlight search, and dragged it into the trash. Thank you so much.
  6. mikeM247 thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 20, 2008
    Yahoo messenger download issues

    Hi! This one has been vexing me for months. For some reason, i cannot download file transfers in yahoo messenger! I get a crazy popup asking what i want to use to OPEN UP the file, and i'm put into the box with Documents, Desktop, Applications, etc. And NOTHING ever leads to something i can click on to open the files!!

    Any thoughts or help much appreciated.

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  7. pusman83 macrumors regular

    May 9, 2005
    Try starting a new thread.

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